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Simak, Clifford D.
THEY WALKED LIKE MEN
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A novel by Clifford D. Simak: They Walked Like Men. This is one of his good and strange ones from the Sixties. I have a fondness for totally off-the-wall plots, if the author can pull it off (and Simak does this one perfectly.) One of his 5 best novels, in my opinion.
[The flap copy: first is a quote from the book...]
Parker Graves, a newspaperman, comes home one night to discover that a trap has been laid outside his apartment door. To his horror, the trap is transformed into a bowling ball and runs away. The entire city soon becomes a scene of strange happenings - buildings are bought up at a fantastic rate, leases aren't renewed, established businesses are closed, and people can't find places to live. Parker investigates the situation, and after many adventures - some hair-raising, some humorous - discovers the reasons for these bizarre events.